Oral Tooth Deficiency and Treatment
Lack of teeth; It is a problem that many people have experienced frequently in the past but less frequently nowadays.
Although some people are uncomfortable with this situation and resort to treatment, some people do not feel any discomfort from this situation and walk around in this way for years.
The cause of tooth loss is sometimes congenital. In other words, it is congenital.
The reasons for this congenital condition;
- Genetic factors (from the family)
- Use of some medicines
- Presence of other syndromes (cleidocranial dysplasia etc.)
Tooth deficiency brings many health problems other than aesthetics.
What are the Problems Caused by Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth disrupt the aesthetics of the smile and cause problems with eating.
Apart from these;
- Since chewing cannot be done in the area where the missing tooth is located, melting and thinning of the jawbone in this area occurs over time.
- Since healthy chewing cannot be performed due to missing teeth and unilateral chewing, pain, noise and locking occur in the jaw joints. In other words, there will be joint problems.
- Missing teeth also cause the structure of the face to deteriorate.
- Lips and cheeks collapse and sag, making the person look older.
- Missing teeth also cause other teeth to become sparse and sparse. Teeth fan out.
- The teeth next to the missing teeth begin to fall into the gap because they cannot find support. Opposite teeth begin to grow into the missing tooth area. As a result, chewing function is impaired.
- It becomes difficult to care for the teeth that fall and grow. Since the person cannot clean his teeth sufficiently; tooth decay, sensitivity and gingivitis occur. However, loss of other teeth also occurs over time.
- When there are missing teeth, food cannot be ground sufficiently and digestive problems occur.
- Foods that are swallowed without being chewed well and without being tasted also cause the person to gain weight.
Tooth Deficiency Treatments
Implant treatments are the most commonly used method for single missing teeth. In congenitally missing teeth, orthodontic treatment is sometimes required to create a new place for the teeth.
In people with two or more missing teeth, an implant and a bridge system can be built on top of it. That is; a bridge is built over the implant.
In people with complete edentulism, a completely fixed bonded bridge can be made with a sufficient number of implants, or a few implants can be placed and supported by them to increase the retention of the removable prosthesis used by people.
In some cases, the destruction of the crown leads to the loss of a large part of the tooth and weakening of the tooth.